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IOWA. WEDNESDAY. MAKCH IN IOWA PRESIDENT GAtES WINS. fftidge tVoolnon Knocks Oat American Book Company'n Petition. t)E8 MoiNES, Match 5.—The American School liook Company received a knock out blotv at the hands of Judge Wool soft, of the United States circuit court in its libel damage case against Presi dent Gates of Iowa college, fourteen of the fifteen counts in its petition for $100,000 damages were stricken out, The fifteenth paragraph or count of the petition sets forth a quotation from the pamphlet to the effect that when the American School Book company secured a monopoly of the book trade in a state or county it puts out-of-date books in the schools, or that books Were furnished that are the laughing stock of intelligent and progressive teachers, and are of little real merit. It was charged that these books have been foisted on whole states for a long period of years. With reference to this statement, the court held that if it is false and malicious it is t, libel, because it refers to and questions the methods employed by the plaintiff in the conduct of its business, and is actionable without allegation of special damages and is susceptible of proof. A VICTORY FOR THE STATE, Kemlcy's Motion In Suit Afralnst cx-Sccro- tary of State McFarlnnil Sustained. DES MOINES, March 0.—Judge Holmes, of the district court, has sustained the motion of Attorney General Remley to strike from the answer of ex-Secretary of State W. M. McFarland those portions which refer to tho executive council of the state. The suit of the attorney general was against Mr. McFarland to recover for misdoings alleged in the petition to have been done by McFarland in his capacity as secretary of state. McFarland, in his answer, set up that the executive council had directed Irm to pay census clerks such salaries and to do things of which tho attorney general complained and that only as a member of the executive council was he responsible for his acts as secretary of state. The attorney general thereupon moved to strike out the parts of the answer which related to the executive council. Judge Holmes has sustained the motion. It is a victory for the state. IOWA CENTRAL EXTENSION. Will Build to Dca Moines if Sufllclcnt Bonus IB Raised. OSKAI.OOSA, March 4. — Col. L. M. Martin, of the Iowa Central, says the DCS Moincs division will be built if intervening towns will give their share. Pella will be asked for 830,000, Oskaloosa $5,000, and two stations between Oskaloosa and Pella each $3,000, making $39,000 in all. Col. Martin has gone to New York to assist in the final closing of details. The road as contemplated will start from Oskaloosa, run northwest through Pella and strike the Wabash at the bridge over Wallashuch creek, four miles west of Pella, _ A Boy's Desperate Deed. OELWKIN, March 2.— Joe Barnes, a 13-year-old boy, became angry at a domestic named Stella Hartford in his mother's employ, and, grabbing up a quarter-inch chisel, he made an assault upon her, driving the chisel with all his strength. The blow struck the girl just below the collar bone in tho right side, and, passing between the collar bone and the first rib, was driven in to the depth of four or five inches, penetrating the walls of the chest, severing a branch of the auxiliary artery, from which she bled until she became unconscious. The right lung was punctured. She is in a very critical condition. OELWEIN, March 4. — Miss Stella Hartford, who was stabbed with a chisel by 12-year-old Joe Barnes, is in a critical condition, and physicians say she cannot recover. The right lung is totally filled will; clotted blood and dead tissue. _ _ A Stabbing Affray. UTE, March 4. — Two farmers named John Hulverson and Gilbert Jackson came to Ute, filled up on saloon fluid and started for home in the night. .When about eight miles from town they quarreled and got into a fight, in which Jackson used a knife, cutting Hulverson quite severely in the back, near the shoulder blade. The cut was deep and large enough so the lungs protruded. The injured man was brought to town and his wounds dressed by physicians. Jucksou has not yet been taken into custody. Sues for $00,000 Damages. DBS MOINES, March fi.— Henry Wallace has begun suit for §50,000 damages for alleged libel against James Pierce and the Homestead. Mr. Pierce, who is editor of the Homestead, on two occasions, Octobers, 1897, and February 18, 1898, charged Mr. Wallace, who is editor of Wallace's Farmer, with having been bribed for $1,000 to advocate the gold standard during the national campaign of 1806. WON BY MAC VICAR. GOT LtMtt OP THE LAW* peg JUolaes Mayor Victor In His Fight for JKtnouiluuUoii. PEB MOINES, March ii,— John Mac- Yicav ws,s renominatecl for mayor of Peg Moines by the republicans in primary election by a majority estimated at a ratio of nearly three tp one over jphjx Sberm,ap, nephew of tk.e secretary of state, it is a victory for municipal owner&Uip and a declaration the people pf Peg MoSnes against all of Iftvor o,f p Biep <?a.rr|fi4 Fl-cd Slzccond and Frank .Tackman Attempted to Wreck ft Train, OscfiOLA, March. 7.—Fred Sizecoad Was convicted by a jury in Judge Towner's court of an attempt to wreck passenger train No. 2 oil the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad on the night of December 2 last, and sentewfi ed to the penitentiary for life. Frank Jackman, arrested for complicity in the crime entered a plea of guilty after Sizecoad's conviction, and received the same sentence. The attempt to wreck the train was made two and one- half miles west of Murray and endangered the lives of 200 persons. The motive for the crime was robbery, the men hoping to reap a rich harvest during the confusion caused by the wreck. CASH ON WORTHLESS DRAFTS New York Man Arrested for Victimizing an Iowa Tradesman. COUNCIL BLUFFS, March 0.—Charles Gerber, areflned and educated German, is in jail for obtaining money on worthless drafts. He has secured cash in small amounts from many tradesmen in several western Iowa towns. At the city jail he broke down. He said between sobs that he was 02 years old, his home address is 314 Fulton street Brooklyn, N. Y.; that he is connected with the firm of Gerber & Co. of that city and that his sons are well to do. MYSTERY AT RED OAK. Body of Yotins Womnn Identified its Mrs. dura N. Grey. RED OAK, March 4.—The body of a young woman found in a lonely spot at the edge of the river six miles from Red Oak, was identified as Mrs. Clara N. Grey, of Farragut. How she came there or met death is still a mystery. She was 23 years cf age and was a daughter of E. A. Eollcy, of Farragut. An Ottunnvii Vlrc. OTTUMWA, March 5.—Fire completely destroyed the stock of the Hub Clothing Company, caiising a loss of $10,000. fallister Bros., cigar manufacturers, who occupied the second floor, sustained a loss of $1,000, and the biiilding owned by B. Hoffman was damaged fl,000. The loss is covered by insurance. The cause is unknown. Hon. Bryson Bruco Is dead. LEON, March 4.—County Recorder Bryson Bruce, who was representative in the legislature one term, is dead. He has been in such very poor health ihat he has not been able to do official work since he took the office. His son performed the duties. A Ilorrlbla Death. BURLINGTON, March 0.—Lieut. Frank Kalke, U. S. A., commandant of Iowa Weslyan University, at Mt. Pleasant, ittempted to board a train and missing lis footing, he was cut completely in two at the waist. IOAVA CONDENSED. The property of the Portland Consolidated Mining Company, of Deadwood, S. D., was recently sold by the sheriff to satisfy a judgment of foreclosure. The property was bid in by Flallock W. Seaman, of Clinton, Iowa, trustee of the stockholders, for 15238,708. At Aiistin, Minn., recently Milton Williams, son of the proprietress of the Williams hotel, shot and killed Daniel Flynn, a discharged 'bus driver, in an altercation about the hitter's wages. Williams escaped into Iowa. The murderer is the son of an ex-city marshal of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and was raised in the Hawkcye state. The jury in the case of "Big" Arthur Courtney, on trial at Mt. Pleasant charged with complicity in helping his lousin (who is now in the penitentiary) steal a large quantity of live stock and other property, returned a verdict of not guilty. The trial lasted fifteen days, and has created the most intense interest. Mrs. Finnegan, commonly called ay her maiden name, Miss Holding, since the death of her husband, is proprietor of a general store at Fairview. W. Ross, a citizen of Fail-view, entered the store to make a purchase. filter he got into a dispute with Mrs. Finnegan relative to his bill. A quar- .•el followed, and the woman, drawing i revolver, demanded a settlement. She fired at Ross a moment later, but iiissed him. Ross then started for Mrs. Finnegan and she then fired a second time, the bullet finding' lodg- uent in Ross's leg, disabling him. loss was taken to Aiiamosa and tho :>ullet removed. No arrests were nadc. Des Moines dispatch: Senator Byers, of Lucas county, has made a discovery vhich, if borne out by the parliamentary law, according to his claims, will •esult in knocking out the Hobart- L'emplc amendment, which passed the louse last week and was supposed to )e as good as written on the statute >ooks. Mr. Byers claims the Temple imendment is not a law; that it cau- lot be unless it passes the senate and louse agiiin; and furthermore that it vas defeated in tho senate. His point s that when the senate, just previous o the vote on the bill, voted down a notion to engross the bill, it killed ng the measure. Many members of of the legislature endorse the position aken by Mr. Byers. A shooting scrape occurred at Chero- kep recently in one of the dives on "Boiler avenue." Oscar Durkee had been playing cards in Gilbert Penney's place a«d lost. Ho went out and returned presently, but was denied admission. He then forced the door open, Penney met him and struck him in the face, and thejclincbedi and according to Burgee's story be had Penney by tfee throat Against the waU when. Penney pulled a gun and ghot, the bullet entering behind the ear and coming out of the Jejt cheek. Penney is in jail, Jle claims he shot Jin p.ejf* ILL OVER THE WORLD THE MAINE DISASTER. • WASHINGTON, March 1.—Congressman Hitt, chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, says that if it shall be proved that the Maine disaster was d;:e to a sub-marine mine or torpedo, •it, will be the duty of Spain to discover and punish the offenders. WASHINGTON, March 1.—The court of inquiry into the cause of the wreck of the Maine is now at Key West. It will resume work at Havana to obtain evidences of divers after further work upon the wreck. This makes it evident that the report of the court cannot be expected for several weeks to come. WASHINGTON, March 3.—Much interest is manifested in connection with the Maine inquiry, centered in a statement by Secretary Long, following a cabinet meeting, that in his personal opinion any official participation by the Spanish government in the blowing up of tho Maine was now practically eliminated from the situation. This statement was not of a formal official character. or TRIED TO KILL KINO OF GREECE Nino Shots, None of Which Took Effect, Were Fired at Him. . ATHENS, March 1.—An unsuccessful attempt was made to assassinate King George of Greece. Tho king was returning from Phalerum in a landau, accompanied by the Princess Maria, when two men who were hidden in a ditch alongside the road opened fire with guns upon the occupants of the carriage. The first shot missed, but the second wounded a footman in the arm. The coachman whipped up his horses and the royal party dashed away at agallop. The miscreants fired seven more shots after them, none of which took effect, and the king and the princess returned to the palace unhurt. When the second shot whizzed past, the king rose and stood in front of his daughter in order to shield her. One of the horses was .slightly wounded. ATHENS, March 1.—There is a great patriotic outlmrst throughout the country over the escape of King George from assassination, with thanksgiving services everywhere and demonstrations of every kind. Praise for the king's coolness and bravery in protecting his daughter, the Princess Maria, is on every lip. ATHENS, March 2.—The accomplice of Karditza, the would-be assassin of King George, a Macedonian workman named Gcorgii, has been arrested a.nd has made a confession, as has also Karditza. It seems that it had been decided at a secret meeting of a certain club, held outside the city, to assassinate the king, because he had accepted the proposition for international financial control of the revenues, in order to arrange the war loan. TIME TO SERVE NOTICE. British Flag Kalsed on What Is Deemed American Territory. SEATTLK, Wash., March 4.—The steamer Queen brought the latest news from Alaska, having left Skaguay on the 27th. The most important news brought down was a confirmation of previous reports that a Canadian official has raised the British flag on what is regarded as American soil. It is feared that trouble will grow out of the Canadians' attempt to collect duty on the summit of the White pass and Chilkoot pass, and the Americans will resist the payment on what they, consider American ground. Last summer the boundary line was at Lake Bennett, then at Lindcrmaiin, and now at the summit of the mountains, which is only twelve miles from salt water. SPAIN BUYS SHIPS. Dons Secure Two Good Cruisers From Brazil and Are After More. LONDON, March r>.—Spain has pur- chascd two cruisers which the Armstrongs are building for Brazil, four thousand tons each, twenty-three knots ten guns. She has also probably secured two similar cruisers building in France. Spain is also negotiating for large quantities of ammunition in England and on the continent. French financiers arc helping Spain, as the latter it is understood is paying cash for roost of the stuff and giving- security for the rest. Spain is negotiating with the Armstrongs for three more ships, but has not yet concluded the bargain, Frank James Is Nour Death. ST. Louis, March 4.—bVunk James, the noted ex-bandit, is dangerously ill with pneumonia at his homo in this city, lie has been doorman at the Standard Theater, where he caught a severe cold a week ago. The attending physician says his recovery is doubtful. .lames takes his illness philosophically, and says: "If I have to die, I will die; that is all; and if I ;>-et well, I will get well." lie says he is not afraid of death; that he has faced it too often to fear it now- Last year the suicides in the United States numbered 0,000. The health of a pig is indicated by its tail. When the tail hangs loosely, the pig is not well, and its food should bo changed. When tho tail is tightly coiled, the animal is healthy, happy and frisky. AH the funerals in Paris are conducted by a single syndicate, which has » licensed monopoly of the business. There is a regular tariff of rates, a flrst-cla,ss funeral costing $3,000, and the cheap, or ninth class, $4.50. In ee the prices range from 590 OUR TROUBLE WltM SPAIN* The Government U Making Every Prep arntlon for War. WASHINGTON, March 1. —Late devel opments make it plainer than ever tha both the United States and Spain are preparing for war with all the energj possible. A New York Herald dispatch quotes a prominent official as saying that President McKinley regards war as imminent. Secretary Long is quotet as saying "the government is preparing for anything that may happen." The United States has opened negotiation? for the purchase, if necessary, of a number of warships already construct ed for foreign countries. The rumor that Spain has purchased warships is confirmed. Senator Proctor, now in Havana, declares that as the result o: his observations he deems the time al hand for intervention in Cuba. Lon don cablegrams state that Englani freely sympathizes with the pj Cuban sentiment in this country. In London war between the United States and Spain is regarded as certain to come. Captain Marix states that when the report of the Maine board is submitted' it will make "interesting reading.' The remark coming from the source it does ia regarded as suggestive. The court of inquiry is now at Havana. In addition to the negotiations for the purchase of warships the administra tion is rushing the work of fortification and laying in stores at a rapic rate. All the old single turreted monitors are being put in shape for service. The government has closed a contracl for 400,000 tons'of steam coal to be de- livercd at Key West at once. This is in addition to 300,000 tons purchased a few days ago. The pur chase of this immense quantity of coal without authority from congress, and for "rush" delivery, is one of the strongest reasons for believing thegov- ernmcnt anticipates trouble. LEE WILL REMAIN. Spain's Kcqucgt That Ho lie Recalled Is Refused. MADRID, March 7.—Senor Gullon, Spanish minister of foreign affairs, re ccntly intimated to United States Min< ister Woodford that the Spanish gov eminent desired the recall from Havana of Consul General Lee and that the American warships which have been designated to convey sup plies to Cuba for the relief of sufferers there should be replaced by merchant vessels in order to deprive the assist ance sent to the recoiiecntradocs of an official character. Minister Woodford cabled the requests to the Washington government, which replied, refusing to recall General Lee in the present circumstances or to coiintermand the orders for the despatch of the war vessels, making the representation that the war vessels are not fighting ships. RUSHING THE WORK. Activity at the Army and Navy Departments Continues ITnalnited. NEW Yoiut, March 4.—There is a continuance of the activity at the New York arsenal. The shipping- of shells and other projectiles to fortifications about the harbor continues. It is expected that a battery of 12-inch mortars will soon be received at Sandy Hook for testing before they arc forwarded to points for which tlicj' are destined. There are a number of unmounted guns at the proving grounds awaiting the construction of carriages. The supply of ammunition has been increased for all the magazines and so arranged that it can be immediately available. New Guns for State Troops, SrniNOFiELD, 111., March o.—The state received 500 new Lee rifles from the government in exchange for a like number of old Springfield rifles. The new guns will be distributed among the divisions of the Illinois naval militia. It is the intention to arm all the state troops with these late pattern guns. A Small Schooner Capsized. KEY WEST, Fla., March 4.—The schooner Speedwell, Captain Collier, from Marco, Fla., for Key West, was struck by a squall while oft' Mar- quiseas, eighteen miles from Key West, and was capsized. Nine persons were drowned out_ofj,hirteen on board. ISKKV1XIES. The French bark President Felix Faure, arrived at Adelaide, S. Aus., reports that during a gale tho second mate and fifteen sailors were swept overboard. A Spanish newspaper at Havana publishes an oflicial dispatch giving an account of a battle in the province of Puerto Principe, in which the insurgents are said to have lost 181 killed and wounded. Washington dispatch: Itcan be stated positively that no river and harbor bill will be reported at this session of congress. The house leaders are opposed to it and the friends on the committee believe it will be better to wait until the short session after the congressional elections next fall, when a complete, comprehensive bill can be reported. At Omaha recently the jury trying the case of the state against the bonds'- inen of ex-State Treasurer Joseph Hartley returned a verdict for the defendants, relieving them of paying a half million dollar shortage. The overdue French liner La Champagne was towed into Halifax port a few days ago by the steamer Roman. The ship had drifted five days before being sighted by the Roman. Her anchor chains gave way in a atornj and the passengers were panic-stricken by hev helpless condition. No live* were lost, Bonding Clause Adopted by the ! jSenate, OLD QUESTION BROUGHT UP Proposition to Bring About a Settle: ment of the Fisheries Dlnpnte—Pension : and Consular Appropriation Bills Sent to the President. Washington, March 7.—After a de-. bate lasting several days the senate late Friday afternoon passed the bill extending the homestead laws and providing for right of way for railroads in Alaska. Section 13, providing for certain bonding concessions to Canada in lien of privileges to be extended by the dominion government to this country induced a pretty lively debate, as it brought into the controversy the old fisheries question on the New England coast, which has been pending between the United States and Great Britain for 100 years. The statement was made on the floor of the senate that there was every reason to believe that by the passage of the bill the fisheries question could be settled -without great effort, as assurances to thai effect had been received from a large and influential element in Canada. Mr. Sewell (N. J.) offered the follow : ing proviso to section 3, which was adopted: "That where the space foi the construction of a railroad is limited the United States District courl shall require the road first constructed to allow any other railway or tramway' to pass over its track or tracks through such canyon, pass or defile on such equitable basis as the said court may, prescribe, and all shippers shall be entitled to equal accommodation as to the movement of their freight and without discrimination in favor of any person or corporation." The last paragraph of section G, reserving the right to the government to .purchase or take by proceedings ol condemnation any railroad, tramway or wagon road at its actual cash value being In line of government ownership of railroads, was stricken out by a year and nay vote, 48 to 7. The bill was passed without division. APPROPRIATION BILI..S PASS. The Pension and Consular Measures Sent to the President. Washington, March 7.—Two more appropriation bills were sent to the Pres-; Ident Friday, the pension bill and the consular and diplomatic bill. The .mosl important action taken in the house was acquiescence in an agreement to make the bill appropriating about $l,r 200,000 for war claims, approved by the court of claims under the provisions o{ the Bowman act, a special order for next Friday. The claims carried by the bill, 730 in number, are for stores and supplies seized during the war in the Southern states. During the debate on a minor relief bill Mr. Hardy (Dem., Del.) was attempting to contrast the promises made by President McKinley in his inaugural a year ago to-day with their fulfillment, when he was called to order for not speaking to the question before the committee. Mr. Payne sustained the point of order, and an appeal was taken. An interesting parliamentary discussion followed, in which the effect of a recent ruling oC Speaker Reed on this subject and its effect on debate in the house was contested. The enforcement of the rule against irrelevant debate in the house and in committee of the whole, said Mr. Dingley, was necessary to correct a growing evil and to expedite the public business. The appeal vote was a tie, and Mr. Payne voted "yes." Government Swells Howards. Washington, March 7—The cabinet Friday discussed the report from the special agent of the postofflce department on the killing of Baker, tho negro postmaster at Lake City, S. C. In view of the peculiar circumstances connected with the murder and tho enormity of the crime, it was decider] to increase the government's reward to $1,500 in each case. Every effort will )>e made by the federal authorities to bring the guilty parties to justice. Hill for Kellef Agreed To. Washington, March 7.—The house Committee on naval affairs agreed on the Boutelle bill for tho relief of the victims and survivors of the Maine lisaster, and authorized the chairman to report it to the house with a recommendation for its passage. Spain lliin liorro\ved Money. London, March 7—The indication." are plain here that Spain is making great preparations for war with ilic United States. It is impossible to verify the rumors in connection with pain's transactions in London, but it s said, on the very best authority, thai ner agents have concluded negotiations for a loan of $40,000,000. The Roths' •.hilds are said to have furnished 'thi* amount, but the Rothschilds agents leny it. Japan Wuutg an lOxpIunutioa. London, March 7.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Tien-Tsln, China says hat Japan has addressed a note to Russia demanding an immediate and explicit statement ou the question of .he continued occupation of Port Ar ,hur, UCH. AV. S. Itonecruuti Is Dylug. Loa Angeles, Cal., March 7.-Gen. W. S. Roeecrans is reported to be dyinp at hU ranch, near Redondo. The last ritea of the Catholic church have been administered. The general has been very feeble for SENATE. , Feb. 2S.-The senate killed Cheshire's bill proposing to put a mulct- tax on gambling houses and houses of prostitution, in addition to taxes and fines- Which are already paid, by .votinc t« indefinitely postpone it. The'senate spent considerable time debating Malloy's proposition to increase the levy prcrviding for bounty insane from K to 2)£ mills, and it was not disposed of when adjournment- was taken. DOUSE. Neitert's bill to pay each member of the committee that supervised the printing and binding of the code $500, -was considered for a while, but final consideration was postponed until Monday, Match Hh. Bv a vote of 65 to 10, tho house passed a loint resolution granting the application of Thomas Kelley for a pardon. Kelley is an old man, TT years of ape. and has been confined 11 year's for murder. SENATE. DCS Moines, March 1.—The senate devoted most of its time to the consideration of' the Malloy bill allowing a levy for the care- of insane by tho various counties. Malloy's amendment making tho maximum levy 2 mills was defeated, also one by Pusey fixing it at 1J<£ mills. The bill as passed provides for a levy of 1 mill. The report, of tho committee ou the contested election in the Eighteenth district recommending the retention of the scat by Emmert, was adopted by a vote of 4~> to 0. In executive- session tho senate confirmed the appointment of J. D. McGarraugh as custodian. HOUSE. Friends of the board of control measure- in the house succeeded in having definite- consideration of the bill postponed until next Tuesday at 10 o'clock. This is to give- the senate a chance to take action before the house has a chance to mutilate the I-Icaly plan, or amend it to death. Three- bills which had boon defeated xvero reconsidered anil passed. The measures so- treated were the one by Nabstcdt to reg- ulato the practice of barbcring by the- state; one by Potter, of Bremer, providing that fraternal beneficiary societies shall have a membership of at'least 250 before- they shall bo permitted to do business, and another to compel the destruction of weeds- along public high ways. SENATE. Dos Moincs. March ~.—Tho senate passed tho bill readjusting tho plan, for state- aid for county agricultural societies. Hereafter cacli county or district society shall bo entitled to receive from the state aniiuallv 40 per cent of tho amount paid out by it in premiums, excluding speed, purses, such amount not to exceed $200 in- any case. HOUSE. ' Smith, " Harrison, introduced a bill providing- ior the innitiativo and referendum in municipal affairs. Private John Daly formerly a member of the Fourth regiment of the Iowa National Guard, was voted $2,500, as a recompense for injuries received by the bursting of a gun. Barrett's bill providing for tho examination and licensing of stationary engineers passed. Gibson's bill to establish a normal school was voted upon, but failed of passage, while Hinkson'sbill to establish four normal schools was indefinitely postponed. Carr's bill increasing powers of cities and towns in relation to streets passed, as did also tho senate bill relating to tho sale of perishable property, when signed under writ of attachment. SEN-ATE. Dos Moines, March 3.—The senate took up the board of control bill. On the whole- tho proceedings of the forenoon were decidedly satisfactory to the friends of the measure. They had one test vote, and carried their point, 88 to 10. This was on the amendment by Ranck, of Johnson, the one democrat who is not supporting the measure, to change tho number of members from three to five. Garst, by request, introduced a bill requiring railroads to sell 1,000 mile tickets at SJO. Tho committee on public health recommended for indefinite postponement the bill licensing barbers. DOUSE. A bill to take from tho warden of tho Anamosa penitentiary tho discretionary power to dispose of tho refuse stone was passed. A bill providing that not more than three of the superintendents of insane hospitals be of tho same school of medicine was defeated. The bill to abolish poll tax in cities of 10,000 and over was passed. Ray's bill for uniformity of text books was debated at length, but a minority report, which recommended indefinite postponement, was finally passed, practically killing tho bill. SENATE. Dos Moines, March 4.—The distinguishing feature in tho senate to-day was the masterly address of Senator Healcy in defense of tho board of control bill. He explained the workings of the bill, the powers it gave, what could bo done and what could not. Healy occupied tho floor from 11 a, m. till the noon adjournment and from 2 p. m. until adjournment at 4 o'clock and did not finish his speech. His speech is regarded as ono of the most important delivered m tho legislature in recent years. 1IOUSF. Tho house passed the Junkin curative act in relation to building and loan associations, one of tho most important bills before tho general assembly. Tho Junkin bill simply legalizes tho loans and contracts of tho 110 building: and loan associations that did business in the state prior to the P2?,? a ",°, ot ' ?, ho buildinR nud loan law in IMib. '1 ho lull to shorten the forms of assessors' books and rolls so as to inako them less cumbersome was passed. Smith of Harrison introduced a bill making it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of §5,000 for any public officer to accept free railroad transportation. Lambert's bill to abolish the olnccsol slate printer and binder was do oatcil by a void of f>r> to ar>, but two republicans voting- for its passage. Bill fixing ¥10 as tho minimum and S50 as the maximum license to bo charged peddlers Ad J ounin 'cnt was taken till SENATE. Dos Moincs, March 5.—Tho board of con- ;rol bill scored another victory in the sen- dtoto-duy by tho detent of the Blanchnrd amendment to strike from the bill the provision that appointments to positions on tho board of control shall be referred to a statutory committee- before being confirmed by tho senate The whole of the morning- boss on was clovolcd to discussion of the v 1 •« ld)mou , t } lud it-was only brought to a vole at 1 o'clock after .extending tho time ,vo«.n fj?7°" °" U1110U1 '- '-L'lie vote stood SO lyesaud 1JT nays, llcaly finished his speech wi,? r i T il r - s 1U1 ht)lu> aud !l half, after uh ch Hurnnum, Lothrop and Blauchard apoke in supjK>rt_ortho measure. , Vast quantities oThorsehair, which is chiefly used for uphplstering furniture^ comes to this country from Liberia. It is taken from the manes ana tails o± horses ridden bv the Cossacks. • * A piece of fallen ceiling dropped on I homas Gorman as he was about to descend the cellar stairs at his home in Kingsland, N. J. Ifc caused him to tumble down the stairs, and break his neck. For many years. Theodore S. Parvin, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been gathering works on Masonry, and now has wSftSSiS! them lluwberin * °v*

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